Agent Name

Pristane

CAS Number

1921-70-6

Formula

C19-H40

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2,6,10,14-Tetramethylpentadecane; Bute hydrocarbon; Norphytan; Norphytane; Pentadecane, 2,6,10,14-tetramethyl-; [ChemIDplus] Robuoy; [Merck Index]

Category

Aliphatics, Saturated (>C11)

Description

Transparent liquid; [Merck Index] Colorless liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Isoprenoid alkane found in shark liver oil; Used as a lubricant, transformer oil, corrosion inhibitor, and biological marker; [Merck Index]

Comments

A severe skin irritant; Causes changes in liver and spleen weights, changes in blood serum composition, and inflammatory effects in acute intraperitoneal studies of mice; [RTECS] Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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